Jan 11, 2013 7:00am EST
a spending problem. i think steve moore is a great champion. guest: i didn't hear anybody say anything to anybody else. spending is at an all-time high. we have a spending in relation to a revenue problem. we have to take a look long term. if the people in charge of the social security system say this is not sustainable over long period of time, that spending challenge -- how do you pay for those promises? there is that part. when the deficit go up as much as they have gone up -- we're still struggling with an unemployment rate that is just below 8%. if it was 5%, things will look different. we have an imbalance on spending and revenue. part of growth is having a competitive jobs climate. that is why georgia maybe has done well. california is suffering and losing jobs. host: what about jobs going overseas? guest: they do pay american living standards. you have laws that require minimum wages in this country. we are seeing jobs that are coming back. there are jobs that do go overseas. many of those are jobs to meet markets in other places. the auto companies have big foreign operations.
Jan 7, 2013 7:00am EST
your comments on twitter at http://twitter.com/cspanwj. stephen moore has a profile of house speaker john boehner in " the wall street journal." he writes -- randy, michigan, democrat. should a debt limit increase be tied to a cut in spending? caller: the debate is to be contingents -- we should have this as a debate for future spending. you cannot not pay the bills you have ari spent. leaready spent. if you want to go forward with a good debate and one that maybe we gentlemen, we will do that. tying it to what we have already paid is silly. it is not sound. these gentlemen have been on a school board. it is nice to have your ideas. and you look at the facts, you do not get to play. facts are facts. it is fine to do that for the feature. we do not have a government like one in my house. i do not have 100,000 people added every month to my home ike we do by people being born. there is a lot of leeway. >> from twitter -- we heard from the house minority leader. her picture is in the front page of the washington time with two stories about congress and the economy. charlie, florida, rep
Jan 13, 2013 7:00am EST
loose of all of our diplomatic moorings. we still have 90,000 troops in afghanistan. iraq is having very big difficulties. the entire area is so combustible and dangerous. this is an example of how we have to be careful how we spread our way through this -- how we tried our way through this. -- how we tread our way throught this. guest: i think that is very important because it is now freeing up assets. countries like iran and others are looking at the fact that america will have more capacity with less tied down. we need to remember that there are a couple of factors here. if chuck hagel were to be confirmed as secretary of defense, he will follow the president's policy as stated. senate confirmation hearings are wonderful exercises. it is just like watching c-span. you can learn so much that you did not know. the questions and doubts others have will be served at this meeting. they become a wonderful case statements and records and the way american democracy should take place. if you took chuck hagel's statements in that we need to think strategically and not actively, the you think ab